Sometimes dust, flakes of dead skin, pollution, microbes, or your own booger build up from a cold find their way into your nose’s passages. When mucous membranes in the lining of your nose detect this intruders, they sent an urgent message to your brain : Unleash a sneeze !
How do we sneeze?
You don’t have to do anything.react Sneezing is a lightning-fast-involuntary reaction, in which your chest,stomach, throat, and face muscles work together to blast particles from your nasal passages. The whole process last less than 3 secondsprofiles The whole process last less than three seconds, and it propels spit, boogers, chewed food, and other particles from your nose and mouth at nearly 100 miles per hour or 161 kph.
Why do we upchuck when we get sick?
If you catch a stomach flu ( usually a virus in your guts ), swallow food spoiled by bacteria, or simply pig out your body rebels, your stomach will kick into reverse to eject whatever’s causing the trouble. Your guts churn, your head spins, and your throat begins to burn.Before you know it, blaaargh! You have launched your lunch !Clammy skin, waves of uneasiness, and a queasy feeling known as nausea usually precede puking, giving you a heads-up to hang your head over the toilet. Motion sickness – a condition brought on by winding roads, rocking boats,or back to back rides on the Tilt-a-Whirl – can lead to hurling, too.
Why does throw – up burn my throat?
Your stomach contains powerful acids that help break down food, and some of this sour-tasting gastric juice get pumped up and away when you puke. Although a wave of spit and mucus helps protect your throat and mouth when you vomit, you will still feel the burn. Particularly forceful barfing sessions will propel puke into your sinuses and out your nose, producing an eye-watering sting. Nasty !
Why hasn’t medical science found a cure for the common cold?
You’d think curing a case of the sniffles would be a cinch for the scientists who invented artificial hearts and defeated lethal diseases like smallpox and polio. But eliminating the common cold is tricky because it is actually caused by more than 200 evolving viruses that all produce the same symptoms ( whereas smallpox was caused by just one virus).
Why does my nose run when we get a cold?
Your nasal membranes make mucus – aka snot – and this sticky substance serves as security against germs, dust, and pollen particles that would make breathing difficult if they reached our lungs. Moved along by tiny nostril hairs called cilia, snot pummels and pushes invading particles toword the exit – your nostrils – or dumps them down your throat. Your body produces nearly wo gallons (7.6 L) of mucus each week. You usually swallow all that snot without giving it a second thought. Catch a cold virus or come under an allergy attack, however, and the membranes pump up the volume. Your nose turns into a leaky snot faucet. You start coughing up globes of phlegm – a type of mucus produced in your throat and lungs. A hacking cough and runny nose are your body’s ways of flushing all the bad stuff.
Where do boogers come from?
Snot is sticky for a reason – it collects all the crud that get up your nose. Once snot reaches the nostrils, it dries into crumbly little boogers for easy disposal. Polite people blow them into tissues ; everyone else engages in rhinotellexis. The technical term for nose -picking.
How can we avoid germs?
- Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds after you touch any potentially infected surface or person.
- Don’t touch your face after touching an infected surface. It’s a sure fire way to get sick !
- Get vaccinations for all the major germ based illness from your doctor. Vaccine contains trace amounts of ( or weakened )microbes that trigger your body into making antibodies to fight against specific diseases, making you immune to them.
- Be careful about sharing food or drinks with sick friends.
- If you get sick, remember : the inside of your elbow makes a great sneeze shield. You might coat your arm in snot, but at least you will avoid infecting everyone in your launch zone.
How are germs spread?
Every time an infected person coughs or sneezes, he or she spreads sickness. One sneeze alone can launch thousands of germ-jammed droplets nearly 20 feet (6m), potentially infecting anyone in the blast radius. Bacteria and some viruses can survive for a short time on door handles, bathroom counter, and other surfaces.
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